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Music Camp

Summer Music Instruction

AGES 5-12*

Learn the basics of your choice of these instruments: violin, piano, xylophone, cello, viola, guitar, banjo, autoharp & others by permission. Indicate your preference at registration. Open to beginners and intermediates.

Bring: Pack a lunch/snack. Bring your instrument of choice (rentals available).

Instructor: Taught by Linda Good, of Island Strings with a couple of special guests. Linda has her M.A. in Music (Ethnomusicology) and teaches Suzuki method. llgood@langleywa.com

Location: SWPRD Building, Room 111

Mon-Thu* | June 20-23* | 9am–1pm | $100 per family*

*Instrument rental is an additional $10 for the duration of camp (plus the parade). Parents are encouraged to participate too!

REGISTER HERE

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Play Ukulele Today!

Start making music with Ukulele  

ADULTS & YOUTH 14+ (Younger Ok w/ Participating Parent)

A live, virtual online class. If you have been considering playing ukulele and are ready to take a test run, this workshop is for you! During this introductory session, you will learn some basic chords and strums and be playing simple songs by the end of the workshop. In addition, you will learn some basic music theory. No note reading required!

Class is geared toward folks who have no playing experience whatsoever and would like to sample playing ukulele with a thorough, encouraging, and patient instructor. This also makes a great refresher for those with some playing experience.

Supply List: A concert, tenor or soprano Ukulele

Instructor:  Quinn currently teaches Guitar and Ukulele classes and private lessons online. In the recent past, he has taught in the SF Bay area and Seattle Colleges/Universities, Community Centers, and High Schools. He has been Faculty trainer for Guitars in the Classroom (a national non-profit organization that instructs K-8 School teachers on how to play Ukulele and Guitar and integrate music into the classroom) since 2005. He is a versatile, encouraging, and patient instructor who teaches all styles, ages and levels. Quinn’s intent for every student is to have a solid foundation, be inspired and play the music they love

For more information and testimonials please visit – www.quinnfitzpatrick.com, http://www.yelp.com/biz/quinn-fitzpatrick-langley, https://www.google.com/search?q=whidbey+island+guitar+lessons&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=fflb

Location: A live, virtual online class. Zoom link to be provided upon registration

Min 5/Max 15  Groups of 4 can arrange for a different day/time. Please contact the office for more information. Class meets once and you may repeat a session.

Wed | Oct 7 | 4:30-6pm| $50

Sat | Oct 17 | 4:30-6pm | $50

 

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Virtual Open Mic Night

Saturday, May 23, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Using Zoom and live Streaming on the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District YouTube Page, Executive Director, Doug Coutts, will host a Live “Virtual Open Mic Night” Saturday, May 23 from 7pm to 9:00pm.

There is no charge for performing in or watching this broadcast. We would encourage virtual guests to patronize one of the restaurants/establishments in your area that supports live music to pick up dinner and make it an event night.

Viewers: Those wishing to watch should go to the Park District YouTube Channel and check in to the live stream.

Performers: Those wishing to perform should first email Doug at dirswprd@whidbey.com to be added to the list of performers. Performers will need internet access with enough bandwidth to live stream from their location and the ability to call into the Zoom call. This performance should be treated as a family performance by all performers, assume that there are children watching. Instructions on connecting in and other information will be sent to all performers that are confirmed. Performer Instructions

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Spring Break Introduction to Strings

CANCELLED

SESSIONS FOR AGES 4-10 (Parents are encouraged to participate too!)

Students can learn some basics on instruments taught by Linda Good, including violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, recorder, and autoharp and singing.  Weather permitting we’ll have outdoor activities, such as songs for hiking on the trails, and finding fun items related to music.  We’ll learn how to avoid nettles, and share what we know about nature.  On the final day we’ll share some of what we’ve learned with parents and friends.

Instructor: Taught by Linda Good, of Island Strings. Linda has an M.A. in Music (Ethnomusicology) and teaches Suzuki method. Info: (360) 221-6439 llgood@langleywa.com 

Location: SWPRD Building, 5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley, Room 111

Min 4/Max 12 per age group.

Ages 4 -5:  Mon-Thu | Apr 6-9 | 9:00-10:00am | $60* – CANCELLED

Ages 6-10:  Mon-Thu | Apr 6-9 | 10:15-11:15am | $60* – CANCELLED

*Instrument rental is an additional $10 per participant, paid directly to the instructor on the first day.

 

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Music Together – CANCELLED

Music Together

Children Birth to 5 years, accompanied by a grown-up

Music Together® is based on the premise that all children are musical and caregivers play a crucial role in activating and nurturing their child’s musical development. Research shows early musical development supports all areas of early childhood learning. Classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. Activities are playful, nonperformance-oriented musical experiences – developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers, regardless of their own musical ability. Best of all, it’s fun!

Instructor: Bekah Zachritz holds a BA in Theater. She works as a local singer-songwriter, music teacher and mama in Langley. She has been teaching for over 17 years from theater after-school classes to Waldorf Early Childhood classrooms to running a Nature School in Bellingham. Her love for teaching has led her to music education which she is grateful to share with families of young children in our community. bekah.zachritz@gmail.com

Min 6/Max 12 Classes fill quickly. If class fills, join wait list, we may add a session.

Dates/Time: Sat | Jan 27 – Mar 31 | 10:30–11:15am
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Mon | Jan 22 – Mar 26 | 10:00 – 10:45am

Location: SWPRD Building, 5475 Maxwelton Rd, Langley, Room 111

Fee: $120*
*Additional siblings 9 months–5 years: $90 (please register in person).

Additional registration fee of $50 per family is due at first class and paid directly to director. Checks made payable to MTWI. Class materials include a CD, access online resources, music activity book, and parent guide. Scholarships may be available – contact instructor for info.